Arsenal to offer Granit Xhaka counselling after ‘devastating’ clash with fans against Crystal Palace

first_img Phil HaighWednesday 30 Oct 2019 7:37 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link91Shares Comment Advertisement Granit Xhaka is getting help from the club after his public spat with fans (Picture: Rex Features)Granit Xhaka will be offered counselling by Arsenal as they are concerned for his mental well-being after his outburst against fans on Sunday.The Swiss midfielder was booed off the field by Arsenal fans as he was substituted during the 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace in the Premier League and responded angrily to the supporters’ taunts.The Gunners captain threw his hands in the air, cupped his ear, was seen saying ‘f**k off’ before removing his shirt and storming down the tunnel.Arsenal manager Unai Emery described the 27-year-old as ‘devastated’ by the situation and reports have emerged that the club will offer him counselling to help him through the tough time.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘He trained normally with the group but he is devastated,’ said Emery on Tuesday. ‘He is sad about that situation,‘His commitment is great every time. He wants to help.‘His behaviour was perfect in training, with the group and club. Really he knows he was wrong.‘He feels inside, very deep. It’s normal as a human. Every player needs the supporters’ support.’ Advertisement Xhaka has not commented since the substitution (Picture Rex)Emery had called for Xhaka to apologise for his actions immediately after the game at the Emirates, saying: ‘Yes [he should apologise]. We make mistakes, we need to apologise and we suggested for him to do that.‘Really, he knows he was wrong and he feels inside very deep.’However, there has been no public apology forthcoming as yet, but the Spaniard is remaining patient with his player, insisting that he is focussed on Xhaka’s mental health before needing to hear him say sorry.‘I don’t need his apology,’ continued Emery. ‘Because I know he is devastated, we can speak about all the situation but first it’s him.‘He is now very down and we need to support him.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘My ideal future is to watch again Xhaka playing and every supporter supporting him. I don’t know if I can or will achieve it but this is my ideal.‘Also for him it’s the same but also I think we need now to be calm step by step so we can progress.’Xhaka will not play on Wednesday night in the EFL Cup clash with Liverpool at Anfield, although a number of first team players were always going to be rested for that match.MORE: Every word Unai Emery said about Granit Xhaka, the Arsenal captaincy & Mesut Ozil before Liverpool clashMORE: Unai Emery reveals how Arsenal chief Josh Kroenke reacted to shocking Granit Xhaka outburst Arsenal to offer Granit Xhaka counselling after ‘devastating’ clash with fans against Crystal Palacelast_img read more

F1: Rosberg Beats Hamilton to German Grand Prix Pole

first_imgNico Rosberg pipped Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton to pole position at the German Grand Prix in a dramatic qualifying session. Rosberg had to abort his first run in the top-10 shootout because of an electronic error but had the fastest lap of the weekend on his final run.Hamilton went out to do his final lap afterwards but two errors meant he ended up 0.107secs adrift. Daniel Ricciardo headed Max Verstappen in an all-Red Bull second row. The Ferraris of Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel were fifth and sixth.Rosberg’s pole was his second in a row and his fifth of the season and it is the first time he has beaten Hamilton on merit when the two have been fighting it out in the final seconds of the session. Of his past four poles, Hamilton was unable to compete in China and Russia because of engine problems, he crashed in the European Grand Prix in Baku after an error-strewn performance and had to back out of his final lap in Hungary last weekend when he came across Fernando Alonso’s McLaren, which had spun.As such, it was a key step for Rosberg, who lost the championship lead to Hamilton for the first time this season following the Briton’s fifth win in six races last weekend.The title rivals are now tied 6-6 on their head-to-head qualifying records this season. “It is a great feeling,” said Rosberg. “Just a great lap. I also had extra fuel because to make sure I do have another shot, so I had fuel for three laps.”Hamilton said afterwards: “It has been a good weekend. I had no problems. I had the pace but I just didn’t finish it off on the last lap. Pole was definitely on. I was 0.2secs up on the lap and I just didn’t finish it. That’s it.”Red Bull continued their recent surge in form, which looks as though it could move them ahead of Ferrari as the second team in the championship, and Ricciardo confirmed his position as a qualifying ace. The Australian edged Verstappen by 0.108secs and has still been beaten only once in qualifying by a team-mate all year.Ferrari were again disappointing. On a weekend that started with news they had parted company with their highly rated technical director James Allison, Raikkonen was 0.779secs off pole – and 0.173secs ahead of Vettel, who looked out of sorts.Vettel also incurred the wrath of Alonso, who accused him of holding him up on his final run. Alonso stormed out of the McLaren garage after being knocked out in the second session, which he ended 14th, two places and 0.132secs behind team-mate Jenson Button.Briton’s Jolyon Palmer put in a strong performance to line up 16th, a place and 0.061secs ahead of his more experienced team-mate Kevin Magnussen as both face questions over their futures at the Renault team in 2017.It was 30 years ago this week that Nico Rosberg’s father Keke qualified on pole at Hockenheim. He finished fifth.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Shafer pleased with Davis’ progress

first_img Published on October 31, 2013 at 1:19 am Contact Trevor: | @TrevorHass Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer said linebacker Dyshawn Davis continued treatment on his ankle early Wednesday morning. Davis practiced on Tuesday and Shafer said he “ran around pretty good.”“He’s done a nice job staying up on the treatment,” Shafer said.Davis suffered a high right ankle sprain in the first half of Syracuse’s win over North Carolina State. He didn’t return to that game and missed the following week’s 56-0 loss at Georgia Tech.If he plays, Davis will likely make life more difficult for Wake Forest’s offense. Demon Deacon head coach Jim Grobe said the Syracuse defense likes to blitz frequently, which may create problems for Wake Forest’s pass-heavy offense.“They give you problems from a defensive standpoint,” Grobe said. “They pressure you from a lot of different areas.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGrobe said Syracuse likes to mix up its coverages. Against Georgia Tech, the Orange played in a 3-4 defense, starting Marqez Hodge. Hodge finished with 12 tackles in his first career start. With defensive tackle John Raymon out for the season, Zian Jones will likely see more time for the Orange.Having Davis back would be crucial for SU as it looks to exploit and fluster Wake Forest. Davis is a critical component of the blitzing scheme. He has 16 solo tackles, 2.5 for a loss, on the season.Everything Shafer has said has hinted at the fact that Davis will play Saturday.Said Shafer: “We’re ramping him up each day and looking forward to getting him back on the field.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Oly Town Artesians Host Olympic Force to Kick Off New Season

first_imgFacebook2Tweet0Pin0Submitted by the Oly Town ArtesiansThe 2016-2017 Oly Town Artesians season kicks off on Saturday night when they play host to the Olympic Force at 6:00 p.m. at The Pavilion at The Evergreen State College. The Artesians will pay tribute to teammate Austin Kelley, who passed away tragically in September, with a pregame ceremony. Fans in attendance will receive an AK memorial patch sticker (while supplies last) and are asked to wear their AK patch t-shirts. Fans with AK t-shirts will have a portion of their ticket price donated to the Kelley family. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for kids 5-12 years old and are available at the door.The Artesians will feature a strong mix of veterans and newcomers to their roster this season. All-time Artesians goal leader Willie Spurr returns for his third season with the team. The Evergreen alum scored six goals in just four games last season and has 16 career goals with Oly Town FC. Jake Sanford also returns after posting a team high in points last year with five goals and five assists, and Artesians Defensive Player of the Year Brett Stallworth is back to patrol the backline. Andy Hyres leads the way for the newcomers after scoring three goals in the Western Indoor Soccer League Preseason Tournament.A tough opponent comes calling for the season opener. Last season the Olympic Force advanced to the WISL Championship game before falling to Bellingham United. They posted a 9-1 record in the regular season and were led by the 21 goals of Gustavo Bermudez, who returns to the Force this season. Another returner is Enrique Hidalgo, who finished fifth in the WISL with 13 goals for the high powered squad from Bremerton.The WISL will feature six teams for their third season. The Vancouver Victory elected to sit out the season leaving the Artesians, the Olympic Force, Bellingham United, Sporting Everett, Snohomish Skyhawks and the Tacoma Stars Reserves to battle it out in this highly competitive circuit.First kick on Saturday at The Pavilion is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:15 and pregame ceremonies will start at 5:50, so please plan on arriving early. Stay up to date with the Artesians all season long by visiting, follow us on Twitter (@OlyTownFC), or like us on Facebook.last_img read more

Smith is made to work for first pro title

first_imgHarrow’s super-featherweight prospect Mitchell Smith won his first professional title but was pushed all the way by underdog Scott Moises at the Copper Box Arena.Former ABA champion Smith, 20, picked up the southern-area belt after coming through the toughest test of his promising career so far.He won a decision by just one point (96-95) following a fiercely competitive 10-round contest at the east London venue.Moises, from Norfolk, showed great spirit and landed with a number of shots but Smith was able to extend his unbeaten record to 7-0.See also:Title would make Smith a happy HammerSmith to defend title at the Copper BoxFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

49ers fans: Your awesome new food choices at Levi’s Stadium

first_imgIf you’re among the 49ers Faithful who are also foodies, plan to arrive early for games — and hungry.Levi’s Stadium and the facility’s hospitality partner, Levy, have brought in a huge lineup of Bay Area restaurant favorites this season.The offerings, which will be rolled out during the team’s Sunday, Sept. 22, home opener, include Guy Fieri’s first Chicken Guy! stand in California, pizza king Tony Gemignani’s first Slice House in the South Bay, five female-owned or operated restaurants, …last_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, January 11, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Not much going on today, as we experience the “calm before the storm”. Clouds will be thickening as the day progresses, due to the approaching system that brings us action tomorrow. We expect no new precipitation today.Snow will move across the state tomorrow, but wont really get going until late morning to midday, moving in from the west and southwest. Snow continues Sunday, but will be tapering off. We are leaving our forecasted snow totals unchanged, expecting 1″-4″ over most of the state, with a few areas pushing closer to 5″. The heaviest snows can be in central to southern Ohio. We do have a renewed concern this morning about some rain mixing in in far southern Ohio, as temps climb tomorrow in to the upper 30s. Any rain would decrease the snow potential, of course, but we think that the rain threat is relatively small. On Sunday, we see light snow and flurries ending across the state through the day as the system exits to the east. The map at right shows updated snow potential through Sunday night.We will be dry for Monday through Thursday of next week. Clouds increase Friday, as we are pushing back our next system again by about 12 hours. We have a chance of snow developing in the north, and rain in the south, with a few hundredths to .4” of liquid equivalent precipitation over about 60% of the state. The heaviest action will be in the south, where rain is most likely. We turn dry again to finish next weekend, Saturday and Sunday, but we also turn much colder, looking for temps below normal.The cold theme remains for the 11-16 day extended period. We expect light snow and flurries off and on from the 21st through the 25th. These come like minor, clipper waves, bringing the potential for minor accumulations with each wave, but nothing earth-shattering.last_img read more

BJP links Lalu kin to land scam

first_imgThe Bihar unit of the BJP on Friday alleged that Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav’s two sons — Tej Pratap and Tejaswi — and his wife Rabri Devi were involved in a multi-crore land scam. The allegation comes days after the BJP had charged Mr Tejaswi Prasad Yadav with conflict of interest as Forest and Environment Minister in a soil purchase contract, worth ₹90 lakh, for the Patna Zoo.Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi urged Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to sack both Mr. Lalu Prasad’s sons from the cabinet and order a thorough inquiry into the land scam.Showing about 280 pages of documents related to the “dubious sale and purchase of the land”, Mr Modi further said, “I’ve all the authentic documents to prove my charges and we’ll take this scam too to the extent of the fodder scam.”Ownership transferredMr Modi said the land on which a shopping mall is being constructed by a company owned by an RJD MLA, was first given to Delight Marketing Company Pvt. Ltd in 2005 by Harsh and Vinay Kochar, prominent hoteliers of Patna. The Kochars, alleged Mr Modi, were given two railway hotels at Ranchi and Puri to run when Mr Lalu Prasad was union railway minister.Mr. Modi alleged that, “In 2010 Lalu’s family members, his wife Rabri Devi, two sons Tej Pratap and Tejaswi Yadav, daughters Chanda Yadav and Ragini Yadav made an entry into the company as directors but on November 12, 2016 the company changed its name to LaRa Projects Pvt. Ltd and just two months back on February 14, 2017, only Rabri Devi, Tej Pratap and Tejaswi Yadav remained directors of the company.”“LaRa means Lalu Prasad and Rabri Devi…Rabri Devi owns 2,402 and both Tej Pratap and Tejaswi Yadav own 800 shares each of the company today… The company, interestingly, did no business in last 15 years but added ‘construction’ in its objective in 2015,” said Mr Modi, who was earlier in exposing the multi-crore fodder scam against Lalu Prasad Yadav.“Nitish Kumar always says he neither protects anyone, nor implicates anyone…So we expect a thorough probe into this land scam too, ” Mr Modi told journalists.Neither the JD(U) nor Mr Lalu Prasad have responded to the allegations so far.last_img read more